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8 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Basel to Amsterdam 2022
Romantic Rhine (Northbound)Starting from $2,749
River Cruise DescriptionOne of Europe's most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which begins in Switzerland and visits France, Germany, and Holland! Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Basel, Switzerland, then head for Breisach, Germany, at the foot of the Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border. Here you'll find the gateway to Germany's Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty, best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock. Continue your river cruise to Strasbourg, France, and marvel at the red-sandstone Gothic-style cathedral with ancient murals and the fascinating astronomical clock. Stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg Castle, towering magnificently over the city, or stop in Mainz for a guided walk and a visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum. Sail to the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, and a visit to the unique Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, then pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge-the most beautiful view of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Last stop in Germany is Cologne-a 2,000-year-old city known for its Gothic-style architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral.At the conclusion of your Rhine River cruise, you'll spend time in colorful Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city on an included canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city's "Golden Age." Spend free time discovering world-famous museums, and an abundance of restaurants in the vibrant, modern capital of Holland.
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|Oct 1, 2022||Avalon Panorama||$3,349||Call Us!|
|Oct 4, 2022||Avalon Expression||$3,299||Call Us!|
|Oct 8, 2022||Avalon Vista||$2,949||Call Us!|
|Oct 9, 2022||Avalon Visionary||$2,949||Call Us!|
|Oct 15, 2022||Avalon Panorama||$2,849||Call Us!|
|Oct 18, 2022||Avalon Expression||$2,749||Call Us!|
|Nov 1, 2022||Avalon Expression||$3,698||Call Us!|
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|Dec 14, 2022||Avalon Tranquility II||Waitlist||Call Us!|
Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:
- Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.
River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 BASEL, SWITZERLAND (EMBARKATION)Welcome to Switzerland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Zürich or Basel must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board.
Day 2 BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST
Day 3 STRASBOURG, FRANCE
Day 4 MAINZ, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG
Day 5 RÜDESHEIM–RHINE GORGE
Day 6 COLOGNE
Day 7 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
Day 8 AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.
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